New York University’s Deutsches Haus, located at 42 Washington Mews (at University Place), will host several special events in October including an exhibition of photographs by Claudia Mann, entitled “Body Landscapes,” which opens on October 19, and a reading and discussion by Gad Beck about his remarkable memoir, An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Berlin on October 26. All events, which are free and open to the public, take place at NYU’s Deutsches Haus, unless otherwise noted. For further information the public may call (212) 998-8660.
A schedule of events follows:
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 1-2
German Graduate Student Conference: “Überschriften.”Keynote speaker Avital Ronell, chair of the NYU German Department, opens conference on Thursday, Sept. 30, 8 p.m. Papers pre-sented by Ph.D. students and faculty from several U.S. universities.Subjects include: “Placing Memory,” “Faust 2000,” “The Representation of Women in German Literature,” others. For schedule information call (212) 998-8650.
Fri., Oct. 1, 11:30 a.m.
Lecture: “U.S.-European Relations: The Significance of the Euro for Transatlantic Relations and the Stabilization of the Global Economy” by Reimut Jochimsen, former Minister of Economics, North Rhine-Westphalia and member of the Bundesbank’s Central Bank Council. In English. Location: NYU’s Tisch Hall, 44 W. 4th St., Faculty Rm., 11th fl.
Sat., Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m.
Reading and discussion: Nadja Klinger, currently writer-in-residence at Deutsches Haus, reads in German from her works and discusses, in English, contemporary German literature. She is the author of Der Pullover and Adeles Geschichte and is a critical observer of the emerging new Germany.
Tues., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.
Lecture: “American Philanthropy and Cultural Diplomacy in Postwar Germany” by Volker Berghahn, Columbia University. In English.
Tues., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
Photo exhibition opening: Claudia Mann’s Body Landscapes. The German-born artist shows her stunning, provocative photographs. On exhibit through December 15.
Tues., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Reading and discussion: Gad Beck reads from his book An Underground Life: Memoirs of a Gay Jew in Nazi Germany. In English. Beck is a retired director of the Jewish Adult Education Center in Berlin.